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Welcome to the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

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Thanks for visiting our site.  The Centre aims to be a major link between the University and the community, and we are pleased to welcome you.

You will find that we are constantly working either collaboratively or independently to gain attention for issues that affect all of us as citizens in Australia, and which are important for our democracy and our global future. We encourage you to find out more about our activities and to review the large amount of quality public content that we offer on this site.

Please register to receive event information, or browse our public lecture program at your convenience.

If you belong to an organisation that has some synergies with our goals and would like to work with us, or if you are interested in sponsoring one of our major events or some other aspect of our program, I look forward to hearing from you.

The University of South Australia expresses its deep gratitude to the Hon Bob Hawke AC for his enduring commitment and support of the development of the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.


Hawke Centre Patrons


His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR
Governor of South Australia

National Patrons

Hon Dr Basil Hetzel, AC
Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
Sir Eric Neal AC, CVO
Professor Lowitja O'Donoghue AC, CBE
Mrs Imelda Roche AO
Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen KG, AK, GCMG, GCVO, KBE

Rt Hon Sir Zelman Cowen AK, GCMG, GCVO, QC (deceased)
Dame Roma Mitchell AC, DBE, CVO (deceased)

International Patron (2001 - 2013) Mr Nelson Mandela